Officials welcome green power generating station to Berkeley Co.

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – Officials in Berkeley County are turning trash into electricity.

At 10:30 a.m. officials will welcome a green power generating station, the first in the Tri-County area and Santee Cooper's sixth landfill generating station.

The station takes methane gas that naturally occurs at landfills and turns it into a fuel source for electricity. It is supposed to help the environment because methane gas is a greenhouse gas that is 21-times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Tours of the station will be available following the program at 10:30 a.m.

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